The Dalles, OR


Highest Appreciating The Dalles Neighborhoods Since 2000

The Dalles, OR Real Estate Data

The Dalles Housing Market Information

With a population of 15,340, 6,010 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $211,944, The Dalles real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in The Dalles, accounting for 64.03% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in The Dalles include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.07%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.04%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 10.23%).

The most prevalent building size and type in The Dalles are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 59.44% owning and 40.56% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. The Dalles's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 37.64% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in The Dalles include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 35.91%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 18.08%). There's also some housing in The Dalles built between 2000 and later ( 8.38%).

The Dalles Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in The Dalles's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.01% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in The Dalles that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, The Dalles real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, The Dalles appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.11%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 92.01% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in The Dalles. The Dalles appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.75%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.45%.

Importantly, this makes The Dalles one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Oregon, our data show that The Dalles's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Oregon.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within The Dalles differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in The Dalles - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best The Dalles real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,188,000 0.1
$891,001 - $1,188,000 0.1
$594,001 - $891,000 1.2
$475,001 - $594,000 2.7
$356,001 - $475,000 8.3
$238,001 - $356,000 25.0
$118,001 - $238,000 45.8
$59,001 - $118,000 9.3
$0 - $59,000 7.4

Low for OR
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
30.3917549920946 76.8115942028985

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,075 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.44
Renters 40.56
Vacant 7.98

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.4
1970 - 1999 35.9
1940 - 1969 37.6
1939 or Older 18.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 64.0
Townhomes 2.6
Small Apt. Buildings 11.0
Apt. Complexes 12.1
Mobile Homes 10.2
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.60
1 Bedroom 10.99
2 Bedrooms 30.61
3 Bedrooms 36.73
4 Bedrooms 15.74
5 or more bedrooms 3.32

The Dalles Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
65.17% 3.00% 6 8
* 10 is highest